President Donald Trump tests negative for coronavirus after a week of controversy

A photo posted to Instagram by Brazil’s presidential communications director, Fabio Wajngarten, shows him at far right, with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Brazilian entrepreneur Alvaro Garnero. (Fabio Wajngarten... Read more »

Airbnb for childcare: New Seattle startup Weekdays wants to help parents during coronavirus outbreak

The Weekdays team and community at the Pacific Science Center (Weekdays Photo) Update: King County in Seattle provided updated recommendations for child care providers who identify a case of COVID-19 at their facility.... Read more »

Even Pokémon GO is impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak as Niantic Labs tweaks social AR games

(Niantic Labs Image) Niantic Labs announced via Twitter on Thursday afternoon that, in response to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak, it would be making adjustments to its popular augmented-reality mobile... Read more »

A dozen national science advisers ask publishers to make all coronavirus research available for AI

Staff members at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention support the COVID-19 response in the CDC’s Emergency Operations Center. (CDC Photo) Science advisers for the White House and 11 other national... Read more »

Real-time fever tracking: How a Seattle startup quickly altered its roadmap to help with COVID-19

The Sentinel Fever Tracker app from Seattle startup Sentinel Healthcare. Sentinel Healthcare, a Seattle health tech startup founded by a doctor seeking a better way to monitor his patients’ condition remotely, has... Read more »

Washington state passes landmark facial recognition bill, reining in government use of AI

The Washington state legislature in Olympia. (Flickr Photo / MathTeacherGuy) The Washington state legislature passed a bill establishing new guardrails on government use of facial recognition software. The bill cleared both chambers of the... Read more »

Expedia withdraws 2020 financial guidance, stock sinks 9% as frustrated travelers try to cancel trips

Expedia Chairman Barry Diller. (Expedia Photo) Expedia Group on Friday withdrew its 2020 full-year financial guidance, citing uncertainty with travel trends due to the COVID-19 outbreak. “As COVID-19 has rapidly spread from... Read more »

Data privacy regulations fail in Washington state legislature

(BigStock Photo) A bill that would have enacted data privacy regulations in Washington state failed to pass the state legislature before the session ended Thursday. The bill sought to have the state... Read more »

Review: Xbox vets debut ‘Roundguard,’ an accessible blend of the most addictive games

I called Roundguard dangerous when I saw it at last year’s PAX West, and now that I’ve played the full version, I’m standing by that. It’s a deliberate fusion between several genres... Read more »

Coronavirus test system will rely on online screening and parking-lot sampling sites

Deborah Birx, the White House’s coronavirus response coordinator, shows a flowchart for a website that would screen online visitors for COVID-19 testing, with President Donald Trump at her side. (White House via... Read more »